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This 13-metre-long dugout canoe from the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea forms the centrepiece of our new permanent gallery Under Southern Skies. The Sepik River is one of the largest and most intact freshwater basins in the Asia Pacific region, with local villagers using the River since ancient times for water, fishing and transportation.

Listen to the museum's Curator of Ocean Science and Technology, Emily Jateff talk about the shipwreck SS Federal which went down off the coast of Western Australia in 1901

 

 

Read a range of blogs that highlight specific objects on display in the museum and learn about the different processes involved in creating an exhibition:

Under Southern Skies exhibition entry
Long way from the River
Part of a 13-metre-long cast of an Elasmosaur
MOOCs, makers and monsters: Bringing prehistoric marine reptiles to life
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.
Hello, Tiger! A new RAN helicopter goes on display
Black and white photograph of a ship
Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Sample wallpaper for Sea Monsters [Hawke Graphics]
Underwater graphics: Designing Sea Monsters
The Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter known as Tiger 75 installed some eight metres above the ground in the museum’s Navy Gallery.
Swirling seas and a dangerous descent: Tiger 75 and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race